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Dwyane Wade ruled out with knee ailment; Heat shorthanded vs. Hawks

Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside were already out, and now, Dwyane Wade is joining them on the sideline.

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UPDATE: Dwyane Wade has been ruled OUT for Friday night's game, per Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra.


The Miami Heat could be incredibly shorthanded on Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks.

As mentioned in our preview earlier in the day, the Heat are already without Chris Bosh (injury) and Hassan Whiteside (suspension) for the first game after the All-Star Break, and as of Friday afternoon, Miami might be missing its best perimeter player as well in the form of Dwyane Wade.

Wade is seemingly always dealing with something when the Heat come to Atlanta and today is no different. The veteran (and future Hall of Fame) guard played 23 minutes in Sunday's All-Star Game, but he let the Miami media know that some ill effects came out of Thursday's practice.

While Goran Dragic is certainly in the discussion, the absence of Wade could lead to Miami's top three players missing this particular game and, in a weird way, the pressure cooker could ratchet up for the Hawks to grab a win. Stay tuned for the latest as tip-off approaches.